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Friday, 22 February 2008 01:35

 

T he "magic" of the peaceful people-powered revolution that toppled the Marcos Dispensation in four days in February 1986 is gone. Yet the Philippine government keeps on marking the anniversary of the "revolution." On the other hand, very-few Filipinos, with the exception of many Filipino Americans, admit that the 1986 EDSA Revolution was part of the so-called “Ronald Reagan Revolution.” Since the American people marked the 100th birthday of the much-liked late President Reagan on Feb. 6, 2011, we are bringing this article back to the Front Page in the hope that the Filipino people, especially the Overseas Filipinos, will not forget Mr. Reagan's role in the 1986 EDSA Revolt. And give credit where credit is due.


 

To read more about the “Reagan Revolution,” here is a good article, CNN.com - In-Depth Special - The Reagan Years  or if you cannot access the hyperlink, please copy and paste to your browser this URL: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/reagan.years/whitehouse/

 

The so-called ultranationalist leaders of the Philippines can continue to insist that the EDSA Revolutions I (Uno) and II (Dos) were spontaneous displays of the Filipino passion for democracy. But without the blessings from Uncle Sam, no revolution is possible in the Philippines without the (tacit) participation of the American military-industrial complex.

 

Y es, the Philippines may be politically free but it remains essentially an economic dependent of the United States. Please read this writer’s piece Turning the Fourth of July into RP-US Interdependence Day  and come down to reality.

 

Please put your thinking caps on and read Remembering Ronald Reagan and his Role in Philippine History This article features also some incidents during the 1986 EDSA Revolution – from the slanted angle of this writer, who is a serious student of Philippine-American history and a budding historian specializing on the Philippine presidency.

 

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1 Friday, 24 April 2009 13:16
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